Category Archives: IBO-MYP-DP

Creating Questions: Ideation in a MYP World

My students spent a week coming up with a good question. A single question – average around 10 words –  took my 8th graders a week to come up with. In comparison, my students will spend a week actually putting … Continue reading

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Putting money where my mouth is: Theory of Knowledge Edition

I have been a high school teacher for most of my teaching career. And I have taught DP History and DP Theory of Knowledge* for over 8 years. I have been that teacher who is worried about external exams and … Continue reading

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Teaching Visually: Propaganda, Population Pyramids, and Infographics

In a grade 12 DP history class, a student might see the following images and have to answer the question: “Using the sources and your own knowledge, explain the role of Chinese youth in the time period between 1954-1975.” In … Continue reading

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The Long Goodbye to the Five Paragraph Essay

My first five paragraph essay that I remember writing was on the word “square”.  I was in 9th grade Honors English and the assignment was to pick a word, go to the Oxford English Dictionary, and write a five paragraph … Continue reading

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Individuals and Societies

Last week Individuals and Societies* launched at YIS to little fanfare and a lot of nerves on my part.  I&S is a two year integrated humanities course being offered as an alternative to the IGCSE History and Geography in grades … Continue reading

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